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Global standards body approves new merchant code for gun sellers
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Global standards body approves new merchant code for gun sellers

At a meeting this week, a subcommittee of the International Organization for Standardization approved what is known as a "merchant category code" for firearms stores, a spokeswoman said.The decision by the Geneva-based nonprofit was long sought by advocates of tighter gun regulation, such as US Senator Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats including New York City Mayor Eric Adams.It clears the way for banks that process gun retailers' payments to decide whether to assign the new code to merchants. The code would help monitors track where an individual spends money, but would not show what specific items were purchased.The codes were requested of the Swiss body known as ISO by Amalgamated Bank of New York, which calls itself a socially responsible lender and investor.In a statement, Amalg...